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post #1 of 7 Old 01-31-2013, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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weird skin under jaw?

Saw this under his jaw today, not sure what it is? anyone seen anything like this before?
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post #2 of 7 Old 01-31-2013, 07:23 PM
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Nope, looks like he hurt himself and is healing.
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Is there any heat on that skin? Has the horse acted lethargic or had a snotty nose in the last few days?

Honestly, it looks to me like a case of strangles that just hasn't ruptured yet. I would get the vet out ASAP to find out for sure and quarantine the horse in the meantime just in case.
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No i didn't feel any heat that i noticed, He always acts Lazy, but no he is not acting any different then usual, And no overly excessive snotty nose, no more then usual.
I don't know much about strangles.....but he has not been around any other horses except my mare for the last 2 month...
On another note he loves to be scratched under his chin and jaw. and i often see him out there scratching under his jaw on our post and anything else he can get to.... he also is blue eyed and so we keep a fly mask on him most all of the time, he hates it and i see him out there all the time trying to scratch the underneath to get it ripped off.....
It looks so weird and i honestly don't think i'v ever seen something like it, at first i thought scare but it is pretty big about 3/4-1 inch wide by like 4/5 inches long and i would hope that we would have noticed a gash that big.
Any other ideas,,,,
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It does look kind of like a wound that is healing, like maybe he skinned himself while scratching on something....I would keep a very close eye on it and if it shows any signs of heat or goop get a vet out to take a look. Does he have a normal temp?

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post #6 of 7 Old 02-01-2013, 12:50 PM
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Like above posted, looks like a scab healing.

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No i have not taken his temp....
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